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Rocco Forte Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum St
P.O. Box 2785
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: +971 (0)2 617-0000
Fax: +917 (0)2 617 0900
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Contact Anuj Sachdev or Charo Marie at SNTTA Travel & Tours LLC Dubai.
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5 Unusual thing to do in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi is the perfect place to try something a bit different while on holiday and create an unusual travel experience
The capital and largest city in the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi is a glittering desert metropolis with many diverse influences. It is one of the most modern cities in the world, and was called the “richest city in the world” by CNN. With a population of just under 1.5 million, the city is a bustling hub of industry.
Abu Dhabi presents an almost endless selection of new experiences, tastes, and sights to choose from. Towering modern skyscrapers that would look at home in a futuristic science fiction film, opulent shopping malls that are big enough to get lost in, green parks and boulevards, and world class dining establishments make Abu Dhabi a treat for visitors.
If you want to have an experience on your holiday which is a bit unique and out of the ordinary, Abu Dhabi presents many opportunities to think outside the box and do something unusual. These five activities will leave you with travel memories you will never forget.
1. Ride in a Hot Air Balloon
Imagine slowly gliding through the air above the city of Abu Dhabi and the desert sands in a hot air balloon! These rides are a perfect way to see your surroundings from a new perspective. You will see everything from giant red sand dunes to emerald desert oases, to wandering camels.
Many companies in Abu Dhabi specialize in hot air balloon tours. For an extra special experience, set your alarm early for a sunrise flight. Watching the bright sun slip over the horizon while observing the breathtaking desert views will be absolutely worth it!
2.Live Life in the Fast Lane at Ferrari World
An entire day of fun can be found underneath the classic double curve of a huge 250,000 square metre replica of a red Ferrari car roof. Ferrari World is the world’s largest undercover theme park, and it offers an introduction to the history of this classic car, and some truly fun and unique experiences.
Have you ever wondered what it feels like to pull 4.8 G? Feel your cheeks being pulled back by the force as you brave the world’s fastest roller coaster at speeds of 240 kmph.
If that seems a little bit too intense for you, why not explore a miniature recreation of the most famous locations in Italy, such as the Learning Tower of Piza and the Coliseum in Rome? Ferrari world is only a 30 minute drive from Abu Dhabi on Yas Island.
3. Go Back in Time
For an interesting contrast to the speed and modernism of Ferarri World, don’t miss the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village. This is a reconstruction of how the Bedouin people lived in ancient times, before modern irrigation and even agricultural systems came to existence.
The village is located near the Abu Dhabi breakwater, and is a living village where visitors can take a camel ride, watch falconry demonstrations, and even eat a traditional Bedouin meal.
4.Experience the Thrill of Indoor Skydiving
Have you ever thought that you would love to experience the sensation of skydiving, without actually having to jump out of a plane flying thousands of feet in the air? Believe it or not, you can actually go skydiving indoors in Abu Dhabi!
Spacewalk Indoor Skydiving recreates the experience by providing a vertical wind tunnel that allows participants to actually fly on a column of air. The sensation feels like freefalling, yet is completely safe for anyone regardless of age or experience. The professional instructors guide you, and control the speed of the wind tunnel during your flight.
5. Cheer on the Camel Races
Camel racing is an ancient Bedouin tradition that is still a big deal in the UAE, with racing tracks found all over the country. The camel racing season runs from October to March, and if you want to catch a camel race while in Abu Dhabi you can head to the Al Watchba racetrack on Thursdays and Fridays.
Abu Dhabi offers many unique experiences that add up to an unforgettable holiday. For more information on Etihad flights to Abu Dhabi from Europe and international destinations or for travel information in Abu Dhabi, see the respective links.